The First Thing You See

Author: Gregoire Delacourt
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297871048
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 9613
Imagine you are a young mechanic living in a small community in France. You own your own home, and lead a simple life. Then, one evening, you open your front door to find a distraught Hollywood starlet standing in front of you. This is what happens to Arthur Dreyfuss in the village of Long, population 687 inhabitants. But although feigning an American accent, this woman is not all that she seems. For her name is Jeanine Foucamprez, and her story is very different from the glamorous life of a star. Arthur is not all he seems, either; a lover of poetry with a darker past than one might imagine, he has learnt to see beauty in the mundane. THE FIRST THING YOU SEE is a warm, witty novel about two fragile souls learning to look beyond the surface - for the first thing you see isn't always what you get!

The One Thing You Need to Know

... About Great Managing, Great Leading and Sustained Individual Success
Author: Marcus Buckingham
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847396232
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 1858
Drawing on a wide body of research, including extensive in-depth interviews, THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO KNOW reveals the central insights that lie at the core of: Great Managing, Great Leadership and Great Careers. Buckingham uses a wealth of relevant examples to reveal that at the heart of each insight lies a controlling insight. Lose sight of this 'one thing' and all of your best efforts at managing, leading, or individual achievement will be diminished. For great managing, the controlling insight has less to do with fairness, or team building, or clear expectations (although all are important). Rather, the one thing great managers know is the need to discover and then capitalize on what is unique about each person. For leadership, the controlling insight is the opposite - discover and capitalize on what is universal to all your people, regardless of differences in personality, race, sex, or age. For sustained individual success, the controlling insight is the need to discover what you don't like doing, and know how and when to stop doing it. In every way a groundbreaking work, THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO KNOW offers crucial performance and career lessons for business people at every level.

Mentally Challenged

Why Name Call?
Author: Cori Coleman
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452006733
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 230
View: 7179
Cori Coleman is currently enticing readers with short stories and long tales of fantasy, love, and perseverance. Mentallly Challenged: why name call? A title to make you think; he thought to himself - as he begins his journey as a writer, became more than a catch phrase but what Coleman intends to soon make a monument in society. with an older brother diagnosed with a learning disability, at age 16 Coleman began some extensive research into what challenges fell before his older brother in life. After observing children from elementary schools, middle schools, and high school, it became evident the challenges of those with disabilities can be reading, writing, listening, memory, and various other obstacles. Many of the individuals with disabilities were successful at learning how to overcome reading and writing challenges, but there was however one challenge each individual failed to overcome every day, night, and forever - the disability itself. Today we label certain individuals with mental disabilities as challenged, but how incontrovertibly unfair and beyond untrue. from youth to adults, there is no challenge here, they will not recover or become reborn, or endure some living transformation involving the spirit ideas of reincarnation. When you have autism that is what you have, autism and that will not change. As for us, what I hear many of us describe ourselves as "Normal folk" it is apparent, we do have challenges, mental challenges and we also have possible real life solutions leading us to the victory over these challenge. Our lives are far more complex than any rare or common disability. What we endure on a daily basis is the very evidence of the manifestation of our challenges psychologically. the labels we press upon those who have to live with certain behaviors indefinitely must be reassigned. for our intelligence has been praised often to high, and our system of living is and has been bullied into a pattern of obstacles and struggles only the normal man can create for another human being. We have responsibilities far more grave and life threatening and the time to seek out these challenges is now. the time to realize who really suffers from Mental Challenges is now. and the individual's, who shall first recognize this, is we. Change starts now.

101 Things You Didn't Learn in Harvard Business School

Author: Laura Bell
Publisher: Laura Bell
ISBN: 1590957687
Category: Economics
Page: 238
View: 9524
'101' covers the basic Principles of Economics in terms that even the most mediocre of students will be able to grasp. It then extrapolates these basic values into the convoluted landscape the politicians and businessmen have gotten us into. Economics always sounds confusing and even daunting to the point of terrifying if you listen to the newscasters. It doesn't have to be and nothing will make it clearer than the guidelines presented in this book. STOP IN THE NAME OF LOGIC! Before you make another decision that deals with your life or business, read '101!' You will learn how to deal effectively with: choosing a career buying a home using your credit cards planning for retirement training you kids in how to deal with money All decisions have an effect today and years down the road. Most political mistakes are made because they don't grasp the long term effect. Reading this book will make you wiser in every facet of your life. Join the fans of Laura's writing: You taught me all I need to know about marketing Laura's writing is all you need to get the take on business Boy you sure get things right.

Chew on This

31 Biblical Devotions into the Heart of Christ
Author: Dave Ambrose
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
ISBN: 0310851246
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
View: 1052
If you’ve ever watched a dog chew on a bone, you’ve probably noticed how hard she concentrates on it—turning it over, getting a stronger grip, digging her teeth into it. She knows that the best meat is at the center of the bone, so she keeps chewing until she gets to the really good stuff. Believe it or not, that’s not too different than what it means to meditate. Meditation essentially means to chew on something over and over again. Chew on This provides you with something to chew on that will take you deeper—to the really good stuff. The more you chew on Scripture, the more you allow it to nourish you and give you strength. But even more than that, it draws you closer to the God who created you and wants to be in a relationship with you. During this month long devotional, you’ll walk through guided meditations, journaling opportunities, Scripture to chew on, and questions for reflection. All these experiences will help you discover Christ in your everyday life and grow closer to God. Take a big bite and chew on God’s Word for a while. See how good the “good stuff” inside can really be.

My First Gospel Guitar Picking Songs

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 161911304X
Category: Music
Page: 56
View: 1654
My First Gospel Guitar Picking Songs is an ideal book for beginners interested in learning country-style guitar and basic reading skills. Author Steve Kaufman uses his award-winning method to teach principles of flatpicking, basic chord fingerings and notation, within the context of classic country songs. This book emphasizes the versatility of the gospel guitarist as a lead instrumentalist and rhythm accompanist, from lyrical melodies to swinging strumming techniques. The book comes with accompanying audio

My First Country Guitar Picking Songs

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1619111268
Category: Music
Page: 44
View: 1455
My First Country Guitar Picking Songs is an ideal book for beginners interested in learning country-style guitar and basic reading skills. Author Steve Kaufman uses his award-winning method to teach principles of flatpicking, basic chord fingerings and notation, within the context of classic country songs. This book emphasizes the versatility of the country guitarist as a lead instrumentalist and rhythm accompanist, from lyrical melodies to swinging strumming techniques.


Author: Kevin Grose
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1634170547
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 258
View: 9762
Can one truly escape from dark pleasures so overwhelming, intensely satisfying, yet deeply destroying, death becomes a long-wished-for relief? Moving beyond a moment in time riddled with lost hopes and broken dreams is never easy. Gripped in the hazy, clingy, and strong claws of addiction, Kevin Grose wallows in the dirty yet high-profit business of selling illegal drugs. He excels in it. He willingly sells his soul for it. Understand his journey as he reaches the highest highs then plunges to the lowest lows. See how when just everything is lost and all meaning is gone, we realize who were really there for us from the start and who will be there for us in the future.

Looking for Mary

(Or, the Blessed Mother and Me)
Author: Beverly Donofrio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110119944X
Category: Religion
Page: 272
View: 1448
Entering her fortieth year, Beverly Donofrio, a "lapsed Catholic," inexplicably begins collecting Virgin Mary memorabilia at yard sales. Her search for kitsch, however, soon becomes a spiritual quest, leading her to make a pilgrimage to the holy city of Medjugorje. There, she learns that Mary comes into your life only when pride steps out and receives a bonus: hope. In Looking for Mary, Donofrio offers the universal story about a woman who-in a quest for the Blessed Mother-finds herself.

Successful Flirting: Flash

Author: Sam Van Rood
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444140868
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 96
View: 860
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Successful Flirting is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to the art of making an impression and charming people in any situation. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover how to hold the attention of others, chat easily and confidently, and possibly even win over their future love. MASTER THE BASICS BOOST YOUR SOCIAL LIFE CHARM THE OPPOSITE SEX MAKE NEW FRIENDS FLIRT YOUR WAY TO THE TOP BECOME A SUCCESS

How I Made My First Million on the Internet and How You Can Too!

The Complete Insider's Guide to Making Millions with Your Internet Business
Author: Ewen Chia
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1600377637
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 380
View: 1522
In this comprehensive step-by-step guide to setting up a booming Internet business and raking in million-dollar profits, Chia demystifies marketing jargon and shares the tips and techniques that continue to net his online businesses a cool fortune.,

Secrets of EBay

Strategies and Tips Used by the Most Successful EBay Sellers
Author: Donny Lowy
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595306748
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 164
View: 5506
If you could easily reach 20 million potential customers without having to launch an expensive advertising campaign and without having to do any personal selling, would you be interested? What if by doing so you could consistently make money that could soon either help you quit your job or save money to purchase a car or a home? Do you want to know how thousands of people earn a second part time income or even a full time income while still holding a job or running a business? Have you ever wondered how some people always seem to be able to raise cash when they need it? Do you know where people are currently making anywhere from an extra $500 a week to over $100,000 a year? The answer is eBay. There are currently millions of customers waiting on eBay to purchase everything from you, from clothing to collectibles, from web design to tax preparation. If you have a business, or are currently considering starting a business, you owe it to yourself and your family to start doing business on eBay. Secrets of eBay is the only step by step guide that shows you exactly what to sell, how to sell, and how to find exclusive sources for merchandise. Secrets of eBay will give you easy, yet effective, powerful and efficient strategies and tips that are based on the actual business strategies that are used by successful eBay entrepreneurs. You can be making money with your own eBay business within 24 hours of reading Secrets of eBay.


Strategy, Skills, and the New Power of Persuasion
Author: Thomas A. Mauet
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735551030
Category: Law
Page: 621
View: 1823
Today's successful trial lawyers never forget that the final verdict rests in the hands of the jury. That's why the strategy of successful trial lawyers is focused on influencing the jury -- from jury selection to closing statement, and everything in between. Now, best-selling author Tom Mauet has written Trials: Strategy, Skills, and the New Powers of Persuasion -- a powerful, practical, and highly engaging text that looks at strategy the same way that today's best trial lawyers do. Trials incorporates significant new insights in theory and practice that are influencing traditional trial strategy. - Back cover.

As You See the Day Approaching

Author: Robert Peterson
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449737986
Category: Religion
Page: 148
View: 6502
It is estimated that about 25 percent of the Bible relates to prophecy. God did not include prophecy in his Word just to fill up the pages. God wants those who are his own to not only understand prophecy but also to act on that understanding. Clear prophetic markers in Scripture light the way to Christ's return. Some of these markers are currently blazing brightly. The antichrist, the false prophet, the church, the Jews, the 144,000, the two witnesses, and the three angels each have a role to play as the last seven years of history unfolds. Scripture provides clues as to how these last-days players are integrated into the biblical script of the tribulation period.

Irish Tourism

Image, Culture and Identity
Author: Prof. Michael Cronin,Dr. Barbara O'Connor
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845413539
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 496
For many years Ireland has been a popular tourist destination and tourism has been one of the most significant social, economic and cultural forces in Irish society. Irish Tourism: Image, Culture and Identity engages with major national and international debates on contemporary tourism through cutting-edge research. The book explores the multi-faceted nature of this important phenomenon, drawing on current work in sociology, cultural studies, ethnography, and language studies. For those who theorise about tourism and those who make practical day-to-day decisions on tourism policy, Irish Tourism will provide invaluable insights into historical and contemporary tourist representations, practices and impacts. In addressing issues such as the relationship between the local and the global in tourist settings, the construction of tourist imagery and products, and the development of tourism policy, contributors to Irish Tourism offer an innovative and critical analysis of the impact of global tourism on a small country. This book will be indispensable reading for students and scholars in Tourism Studies and Irish Studies and will also be essential for students of sociology, cultural studies, geography, languages and anthropology.

The Devil Delivered and Other Tales

Author: Steven Erikson
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466803894
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 9559
Steven Erikson has carved a name for himself among the pantheon of great fantasy writers. But his masterful storytelling and prose style go beyond the awe-inspiring Malazan world. In The Devil Delivered and Other Tales, Erikson tells three different, but captivating stories: "The Devil Delivered" tells a story set within the near future, where the land owned by the great Lakota Nation blisters beneath an ozone hole the size of the Great Plains. As the natural world falls victim to its wrath, and scientists scramble to understand it, a lone anthropologist wanders the deadlands, recording observations that threaten to bring the entire world to its knees. "Revolvo" takes place in an alternate Earth where evolution took an interesting turn and the arts scene is ruled by technocrats who thrive in a secret, nepotistic society of granting agencies, bursaries, and peer-review boards, all designed to permit self-proclaimed artists to survive without an audience. "Fishin' with Grandma Matchie" is told in the voice a nine-year-old boy, writing the story of his summer vacation. What starts as a typical recount of a trip to see Grandma quickly becomes a stunning fantastical journey into imagination and perception in the wild world that Grandma Matchie inhabits. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Change How You See, Not How You Look

Power Tools for Celebrating Your Body
Author: J. Alison Hilber
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1553693418
Category: Self-Help
Page: 119
View: 1981
CELEBRATION: That's the goal. To find ourselves respecting, rejoicing and praising our bodies in all their glory, no matter what size, shape, age or ability we are blessed to be. This requires lightness and depth, inside and outside joy, a longing to know and accept ourselves just as we are, and a belief that all we have to do is remember that we are worthy of love and capable of giving it unconditionally to ourselves. This book is offered as a guide to that journey. This process is not about figuring out why we look the way we do. There are no strategies here for dieting or for how to manage our emotions so we don't eat or insinuations that being fat is about not loving ourselves. Emotional issues can sometimes lead to excess fat (meaning above your natural weight) and many of us use food as a drug. But being shamed and feeling guilty only compounds those issues. In most cases, being fat is just another way to be. This process is about changing the way we see, not the way we look. Once our self-view changes, the issues regarding our emotional relationship with food will naturally adjust to their healthiest place, because self-care will no longer require will power. Self-care only requires self-love. Scientists say that if 11 per cent of a society's members change their mind, there will be a cultural shift. Eleven per cent is very attainable. But it must begin inside each one of us, something I will be repeating throughout the book. Your mind must change; your energy in the world must shift;your inner light must shine. Then, and only then, can you hope to have any influence on the larger reality. But, first things first. This is a book about choices and the tools to help you make the ones best suited to you. There is no reason that you can't love yourself no matter what you look like and make choices only as they suit your own higher purpose. It is from this center of self-loving energy that you will manifest your true self in the Universe. Finally, it is important to understand that this book is not about big bodies being better than small bodies. It is about small bodies not being better than big bodies. It is about no bodies being better than any other bodies. And though the emphasis may seem to be on size, please be assured that no matter what issues you have about your appearance, whether it be weight, age, facial hair, baldness, or bowed legs, this book can help you see through different eyes and find your true inner vision. Change How You See, Not How You Look provides Power Tools at the end of every chapter...little hints, affirmations, rituals, ways of helping you deal with the culture, the media, belief systems, relationships, spirituality, the body/mind/spirit split, and healing. There are tools to deconstruct what you believe about women in general and about yourself in particular, and tools to help you rebuild, remember, and restore the integrity and inherent beauty of your body and your spirit so you can begin joyfully celebrating every part of your being.

Visualize Confidence

How to Use Guided Imagery to Overcome Self-Doubt
Author: Kirwan Rockefeller
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608825233
Category: Self-Help
Page: 208
View: 7286
Visualize a More Confident, Capable You To achieve, you have to believe. It's that simple. If you can picture yourself doing something difficult or challenging, you'll have a better chance of making it happen because you'll have confidence in your ability to succeed. This book offers you proven-effective skills for developing the confidence you need to turn your dreams into reality through the use of guided imagery. The guided imagery process couldn't be simpler or more powerful: you develop a rich picture in your mind of whatever it is that you want to happen. Research suggests that visualization stimulates the brain in many of the same ways as actual experience. When you visualize, you prepare yourself to experience your goal, developing self-confidence and conviction as you go. You'll gain renewed optimism, learn anti-worry strategies, and use your imagination to foster the calm and poise you need to feel confident, competent, and assured. The mind-body techniques in the book include guided imagery, meditation, creative visualization, and personal rituals and exercises.


Jump in
Author: Adewale Adebusoye
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
ISBN: 1609765761
Category: Self-Help
Page: 52
View: 3758
DIVE is a personal development model, based on the author's success many years ago, as he surmounted the fear of diving into the deep end of a swimming pool. This paradigm was developed to demonstrate how anyone can master and overcome fears of any kind - fears that may be inhibiting your life at the present time. Don't let fear compromise your happiness. Take control of your life and confront the fear that has prevented you from reaching your full potential.

Feng Shui Chic

Stylish Designs for Harmonious Living
Author: Sharon Stasney
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780806960814
Category: House & Home
Page: 160
View: 1411
Thousands of years old—and today’s hottest interior design trend. “Gives suggestions for balance and harmony.”—Publisher’s Weekly. “Learn how to use color, texture and shape to boost your energy, calm your spirit and simply create a stunning home that will feel as good as it looks.” —Timber Homes Illustrated.